Even the under-qualified like myself can get outside and enjoy nature if they have the right gear.

Setting off from Sidney, Maine

Setting off from Sidney, Maine



  • Tent: Nemo Hornet 2P and footprint
  • Sleeping Bag: The North Face Cat's Meow 22
  • Sleeping Pad: Field and Stream Therm-A-Rest
    • Switched to Sea to Summit Ultralite Mat
  • Thermarest Camp Pillow
  • Water Purification: Sawyer MINI (Aquatabs for backup)
  • Stove: Etekcity Ultralight Stove and MSR Isopro
  • Mess kit: Mallome Cookware Kit
  • Hydro Flask Flex-Cap Vacuum Bottle, 24 oz
  • GSI Outdoors mug

The Bike

  • 2017 Surly Ogre
  • Selle Anatomica X Series Watershed Saddle
  • Revelate Designs Terrapin System Saddle Pack
  • Revelate Designs Sweetroll Medium Handlebar Bag
  • (2) Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag
  • Mocase Top Tube Bag
  • Surly Mountain Frame Bag Size 7
  • AERO Top Tube Bike Bag
  • Osprey Daylite Pack
  • (2) Salsa Anything Cages with Straps
  • Burley D'Lite Bike Trailer (seats removed)
  • Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV Pump
  • Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool
  • Schwalbe tire levers
  • White Lightning Bicycle Chain Lube
  • Marathon Supreme tires
  • 2 bike tire tubes, 1 trailer tire tube
  • Head and tail lights (recharged via USB!)
Setting up the Nemo Hornet for the first time

Setting up the Nemo Hornet for the first time


  • Tops:
    • Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Sleeveless Bike Jersey
    • Smartwool Merino 250 Midweight Crew Long Underwear
    • Columbia PFG
    • Marikatek Sports bra, Under Armour Sports bra
  • Bottoms:
    • ExOfficio Give-N-Go Bikini Brief (2)
    • Terry Breakaway Bike Shorts (2)
    • Underarmour shorts
    • Aasics Leggings
  • Misc:
    • Darn Tough Micro Crew Socks (2)
    • REI Multi Towel Lite (large and small)
    • REI Force of Nature Bandana (3)
    • Volcom dress
    • Old navy bikini

Med Kit/Personal Hygiene

  • Sea to Summit Trek and Travel Body Wash
  • Bandaids, Moleskin, vet wrap, comb, tweezers, clippers, neosporin
  • Bodyglide for Her
  • No Rinse Bathing Wipes


  • 6th Generation IPod Classic (80gb)
  • Garmin Edge Explore 1000 GPS
  • Anker 15W Solar Charger
  • (2) dual USB 8000 mAh battery packs
  • Black diamond headlamp
  • Spare AAA batteries


  • Boshel Nail Clippers
  • Kurgo Journey Dog Harness (large)
  • K9 Excursion Dog Running Belt
  • Kurgo Springback Lite Dog Running Leash
  • Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax
  • Petsafe Gentle Leader Head Collar
  • 30% protein, 20% fat high calorie dog food (preferred)